There’s plenty of hype leading up to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 4 clash with the New England Patriots this coming season, as it will mark the first time in Tom Brady’s historic career that he’ll enter the visitor’s locker room at Gillette Stadium.
In an interview with Jim Gray for SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio, the seven-time Super Bowl champion acknowledged he’s likely returning to New England for the last time in his career, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.
“I’ve got a lot of familiarity playing in the stadium,” Brady said. “You know, we’ve got to first get to training camp and see where we’re going to be and then get through the first three weeks of the year, but I’m sure it’ll be a great opportunity for me to go back to a place I know as well as anyone. It’ll be a great day for football.
“There’s a lot to happen between now and then, and obviously I know the challenge of beating a great team like that, a great organization, great players, so many friends that are still on the team that still are my brothers. Unfortunately, we’re going to be on different sides of the stadium this time around.”
After the 2021 schedule was released, Brady reacted to the matchup against Bill Belichick and the Patriots by tweeting: